2,743 ballots have been requested for next month's primary election, according to the Summit County Board of Elections.
Board Director Ron Koehler says at least 90% of those ballots were for voters in Akron. There are also contested primaries in Barberton and Stow, but Akron's mayoral race is probably the biggest attention-getter.
A total of 1,502 ballts have been returned, including 246 walk-in voters, who requested a ballot and immediately voted at the board of elections offices on Grant Street. Another 167 ballots have been completed in person by voters who live in nursing homes.
There is still time to request a ballot through the mail, but so far it seems that the majority of voting will take place at the polls next week.
Nearly 19,000 people participated in the last mayoral primary in Akron. More than 28,000 voters cast ballots in the recall election two years ago.